|Three Funerals and an Identity - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #48: The collective and past moments in our individual lives has contributed towards our identity. Earlier this year, Fr. Vazken’s trip to Armenia initiated a discussion at Etchmiadzin, the Holy Mother See, about identity. And this week with the passing of three people, Ankine Mouradian, Jora Markarian and Rev. Fr. Vartan Dulgarian, the line is drawn between their lives and ours. Using the metaphor of the onion, we can imagine ourselves as being composed of layers, and each layer aro...
Keywords: Identity; life; death; responsibility; priorities; reconciliation; press freedom; media; understanding; love; Armenian Church
|Standing between Two Worlds - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #196 - March 8, 2012 - The true story of the Sun and the Moon is offered on this day of the full moon and solar flares. The story of the Dishonest Steward (Luke 16) sets the tone for a discussion of straddling two worlds - the physical and the spiritual, as Fr. Vazken opens a personal vortex into his ministry. This is a brief look at his own Lenten reflection and introspection. Loneliness and Joni Mitchell's concert? Song: Dele Yaman from the Raven CD - http://music-fe-cs-mtc02.evip.ao...
Keywords: Dishonest Stewart; Luke 16; Lenten reflections; Full moon
|Assumption 2010 Sermon [English] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
The Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, St. Mary and Grapeblessing. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, 15 August 2010. Language: English
Keywords: St. Mary; Assumption; Holy Mother of God; Grapeblessing; Sermon; Fr. Vazken
|Coming Home – the sin of the Prodigal - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Building on the theme of Lent, this 3rd week of Lent focuses on the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). The theme of the podcast is “Coming home.” On this 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China, Fr. Vazken adds a candle on an Armenian altar as a gesture of solidarity. Listeners are invited to go beyond the story of the Prodigal and see themselves as reflections of the characters – whether the envy of the older brother, the wasteful natures of the younger son, or ideally, i...
Keywords: Prodigal Son; Lenten journey; envy; wastefullness; compassion; Armenian Church
|God's Concert at the Pops - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #157 - June 9, 2011 - Finishing off Year #3 of the Next Step – a look at the “pop theology” in Armodoxy. Twitter’s 140 characters opens an opportunity for articulation; God's Concert is orchestrated when He’s in charge; Patience. Geronimo Pratt passes – lessons from the Black Panther leader: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/06/03/california.pratt.death/ Armenios de Córdoba por Darfur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSZAyul28VQ Music by Gor Mkhitarian "Or" - Purchase SPIRIT A...
Keywords: Armodoxy; patience; Geronimo Pratt; Black Panther; Darfur; In His Shoes; Gor Mkhitarian
|Etchmiadzin is a Dream - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #105: Skip the Geography lesson. Don’t stress the History lesson. The Feast of Etchmiadzin is about making dreams come true. What is your vision for life? Here's a step-by-step approach to making dreams come true by dreaming faith, hope and love. Rising from the pit of life, or is that the Diocese partying on Ascension day? Letters from listeners expose hints at Armodoxy and In His Shoes...
Keywords: Etchmiadzin; Dreams; Faith; Hope; Love; Armodoxy; In His Shoes
|Miracles from Another Vantage Point - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #161 – July 7, 2011 – Find the Miracles in your life by taking a look from a different vantage point. Beyond the thunder and lightning, here is a challenge to view miracles from the vantage point of God – it's more than the blind seeing and the paralyzed walking. It’s powerful. From his own personal health challenges, Fr. Vazken invites the listener to see the Power of Christ as in the healing process...
Keywords: miracles; God; Armodoxy
|Keeping the Resurrection "New" - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on April 15, 2012 ("New Sunday") at the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries' Center. The call to keep victory and resurrection on top of the "status" line is the topic of this sermon delivered in Armenian and English (at minute 10:38). Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: New Sunday; Armenian Church; Sermon; Victory; resurrection
|Dreaming Fathers for Peace - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #55: Fathers Dreaming of Peace – A look at Fatherhood through St. Joseph’s lens. In this podcast, Fr. Vazken explores parenting by looking at an individual’s relationship with God – in our ability to dream of the impossible and allow others to do the same. What happens when Jon leaves Kate? And what about the eight? You’ll find this podcast with a formula for real peace, whether in your life or in our world...
Keywords: Dreams; Fatherhood; Peace; St. Joseph; Obama; Darfur; Our Father
|Memorial Day_Christ Centeredness - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Memorial Day - a life of discipline. What went wrong with the End of the World and why NOT to believe THEM anymore. Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 29 May 2011. Announcement includes an explanation of Sardarabad (the crazies make it happen!) and best wishes to Dn. Varoujan. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net...
Keywords: Memorial Day; Disciple; Christ Centered; Armenian Church; Sermon; Fr. Vazken Movsesian; Sardarabad
|"They are all My Children" - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
December 9, 2012 - Children's Memorial Service - On the question of "Why death?" and finding purpose after tragedy. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian. Introductory remarks by Maria Hamparian. Recorded LIVE at the Cathia Hamparian Memorial Service at the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, CA. Language: English Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webc...
Keywords: Children's Memorial Service; Candlelighting; Untimely Death; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Andrew & Peter: Always Brothers - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #250 - March 21, 2013 - The Vernal Equinox is celebrated by bringing a bright star to the Northern Hemisphere - Pope Francis I is inaugurated in the company of the brother who at one point called his attention away from the fishing nets to fish for men. Saints, Patriarchs and Popes - It can get confusing. His Holiness to His Holiness: Patriarch Bartholomew's message to Pope Francis. Cheap & Costly Grace - an end of Lent reflection as an entrance to Holy Week...
Keywords: Vernal Equinox; Pope Francis; Saints; Patriarchs; Popes; Lent; Holy Week
|Time Share Management: Sold but No Satisfaction - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #246 - February 21, 2013 - Corporate hypocrisy: Can the perfect nature of Christ's Body be reconciled with the imperfections of the human management team? Do we either accept and live with hypocrisy or opt for a revolution? Listeners chime in with stories of separation. Time-share strategies for selling Christ fail as they bait and switch another time around. The large avocado pit on the Lenten plate...
Keywords: Christ; perfect nature; imperfect humans; hypocrisy; revolution; Lenten season
|Quakes in the Twilight - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #72: While getting ready to upgrade to Windows 7 an earthquake and a trip to another dimension divert our attention to better things - mostly of the resurrection kind. Loma Prieta 20 years later; Rod Sterling 50 years later - reflections on the need to look beyond our sufferings and the importance of imagination. Ken's in trouble this time. Bubbles by Ani: Butterfly Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net Sponsored by Pomegranateandeye.etsy.com
Keywords: resurrection; earthquake; Loma Prieta; Rod Sterling; suffering; imagination; Armenian Church
|Evangelizing Apples, Life and Death - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step 215 - July 19, 2012 - Armodoxy in evolution - Celebrating the Priest as the Celebrant of Life. The wisdom of vartabed/kahana structure. Hovhaness Tomanian's battle against backwardness. Transfigured trilogy - Faith, Hope and Love. Developing evangelists based on the Apple mystique. Passings: Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine and Fr. Peter Gilquist. Song: "Gadag Bar" Vanoush Khanamirian http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/state-dance-ensemble-armenia/id211721075 Coming Home: http://www.amazon...
Keywords: Priest; Faith; Hope; Love; Andy Griffith; Ernest Borgnin; Fr. Peter Gilquist; Orthodox; Church
|The Orthodoxy of Dr. King’s Message - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #84: You don’t need CES or 3D to be enveloped in Christianity, just dare to bring Christ off of the altar and you might dare to call Martin Luther King, orthodox! On the eve of the MLK Retreat, Fr. Vazken looks at the teachings of non-violence by Gandhi, Dr. King and Cesar Chavez and the One who inspired them all. Finding spirituality in the messages of hope. A letter from Paul to the Americans? It’s just a prophet speaking to the times and against hypocrisy – as did St...
Keywords: Martin Luther King; non-violence; Ghandi; Cesar Chavez; Jesus Christ; St. John the Forerunner; Haiti Earthquake
|More Than Language - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #60: The disenfranchised members of the Church – is language just a convenient scapegoat? (In His Steps? The Next Shoes? – definitely not about language!) Fr. Vazken gives instructions here on not just reading a prayer – but experiencing it! A look at the prayer/hymn Aravod Looso with an Armodoxy approach = don’t just read it, live it! Drop the camera, remove your eye from the viewfinder and you’ll see a beautiful life all around you...
Keywords: language; holistic; prayer; Aravod Looso; St. Nersess Shnorhali; In Her Mittens; Armodoxy
|Chapter Books to the Rescue - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #205 - May 10, 2012 - Obama evolves on homosexual marriages while others evolve on the genocide recognition. Gay and Lesbian Marriages and the Armodoxy Response; "Chapter" books have the answer. More on Mary Madelyn's status update from the Holy Sepulcher. Armodoxy surfaces. Song: "Sevani Tzugnors Baru" - 1970 Personal Recording Ani's Bubbles: Touchstone Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net Look for The Next Step on blubrry.com
Keywords: Obama; Gay Marriage; Genocide; Armodoxy
|Divorce: Heart & Mind - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on Matthew 19 – It’s much more about separation of the Heart from the Mind. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, 25 July 2010. Language: English We invite you to explore epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: Matthew 19; Heart; Mind; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Abstract to the Tangible - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #229 - October 25, 2012 - En route to the Domestic Violence Walk and the unveiling of Datev Outreach, Fr. Vazken reflects on the intertwining of the abstract and tangible. Abstract ideas matterialize via tangible vehicles. Case in point, Christ and the Christian message, come to us via the Church. Discussed: The Patriarch's passing, the defrocking of a charismatic priest and the need for change...
Keywords: Domestic Violence Walk; Datev Outreach; defrocking; Christ; Jethro Tull; Rwanda
|From Thursday to Easter - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #251 - March 28, 2013 - Some important steps from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. St. Basil on the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, on understanding the Body & Blood within the Sacrament. The Orthodox Church comes together with HH Karekin I, HH Bartholomew, HH Francis - Three Pontiffs sharing the Kiss of Peace, representing the ONE HOLY & UNIVERSAL Church. On the Prime number 251 = 79 + 83 + 89 = 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41 + 43 + 47...
Keywords: Holy Thursday; Easter; St. Basil; Holy Eucharist; Sacrament; Orthodox Church
|Vartavar - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
This coming Sunday is referred to as Vartavar; a pagan feast transfigured into a Christian one. So today Fr. Vazken takes the next step to a place called Transfiguration. Jesus’ transfiguration is documented in several of the Gospels including the scene in Matthew 17 where Christ reveals His illumined Divinity. His face shines like the sun and his garments become as white as light. What does all of this mean to us today? How does Pink Floyd figure into this? Do transfigs only grow in Californi...
Keywords: transfiguration; armenian orthodoxy; vartavar
|Purifying the Dogs of Midwinter - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #191 - February 2, 2012 - The Church comes alive as it lives its mission in creating awareness for Domestic Violence and a shelter for the abused. Religion meets relevance, as Fr. Vazken takes the discussion from the Groundhog's Day, to Diaruntarach to purity. Can you preach what you don't believe? Then, how can Christians light a candle, pray to pictures and close their eyes to abused women and hungry children? Add some dessert to the cafeteria menus of religion in this one...
Keywords: Domestic Violence; Groundhog Day; Diaruntarach; purity; Christian
|Cutting the string at Ascension - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #206 - May 17, 2012 - The Feast of Ascension (Hambartzum) is celebrated as a reminder of Christ's Great Commission, to take the Gospel message to the world. The power of God within our lives. Rejecting the superstitions of the destiny via Tumanian's poem, Anush. An Ascension day experience: are pork-chops the menu-item of choice? Have you seen the little piggies...? Why is Jesus missing from the list of philosophers? Cutting the 7 knots that keep us captive...
Keywords: Ascension; Hambartzum; Christ's Great Commission; Gospel; Jesus Christ; destiny; superstition
|Vartevar/Transfiguration 2010 [Armenian] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on the Transfiguration of Jesus and the traditions of water and light. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries in Glendale, California on July 11, 2010. Language: Armenian We invite you to explore epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: Jesus Christ Transfiguration; Vartevar; Feast; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Theophany – Juxtaposing Christ and Darfur - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #83: Theophany as a way of life today and not only in history. How can you be excited about “Christ being born” while Children are dying in Darfur? Fr. Vazken takes the listener through a thought-process and arrives at the Nativity/Revelation of God as a participant in a Living Message. Start of the New Year with a candid revelation of disappointments within the institution of church as well...
Keywords: Theophany; Birth of Christ; Revelation; God; Church; Darfur; Martin Luther King; Jr
|Start Sweating: It's NOT all small Stuff - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step 220 - August 23, 2012 - In this Next Step, Fr. Vazken challenges the notion that "it's all small stuff" by pointing to the disastrous consequence of such thinking: a church that has lost relevance. Abp. Shnork's example of the bridge that is too beautiful to cross is used as a metaphor for many traditional (read Orthodox) churches that have become breeding grounds quality picnics, dinners and Bingo, while losing the sense of Mission, the Gospel of Hope and the Path to Resurrection...
Keywords: Armenian Church; Armenian Orthodoxy; Armodoxy
|Christian Giving (as in Mary) [English] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Christian Giving as a prelude to the feast of Assumption. The meaning of grapeblessing. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, 8 August 2010. Language: English
Keywords: Christian Giving; Armenian Church; Sermon; Feast of Assumption; Grape Blessing
|Discipleship [English] - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on discipleship and following Christ. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA 10/3/10 Language: English
Keywords: Discipleship; Jesus Christ; 72 Disciples; Armenian Church
|Fasting - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Day 2 - The rules for fasting. Why Fast? Making an inventory of what is truly necessary in Life. Music: "Arevakal" by the Vazkenian Seminarians at Lake Sevan; Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: fasting; lent
|Labor Day 2010 - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon on the meaning and purpose of life, as explored through our work and labors. Delivered and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries Center, Glendale, CA, 5 September 2010. Language: Armenian & English We invite you to explore epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: Labor Day; Work; Purpose of Life; Armenian Church; Sermon
|Vacation & Recreation Plans for the Rest of Us - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #162 – July 14, 2011 – Making a vacation a true opportunity for recreation is a Christian calling during summer and year-round. Here’s a chance to enjoy the best of God’s world without leaving home. Dizzy Gillespie hit the jazz note and you got a buzz, now try some “Armenian Blues” for that extra walk through Palu and now America. Islam in America – how far? Mormons and the Christian Church - beginning a conversation on the Next Step...
Keywords: vacation; recreation; Armenian Church; Christian calling; Islam; Mormon
|Elements of the Conundrum - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #202 - April 19, 2012 - In a month of Resurrection we're commemorating Genocide. Puzzle? Conundrum? Changing the language of conflict and understanding victory in terms expressed by Jesus. The path of the politicians, the challenge of St. Paul and the power of Christ come into play in this "Genocide Edition" of the Next Step. Fr. Vazken brings it all together with a Christian message that is powerful, victorious and full of peace...
Keywords: Resurrection; Jesus Christ; Armenian; Genocide; Christian
|Split Second Expressions of Loss - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #218 - August 9, 2012 - Taking off from the London Olympics, competition gets tougher in life. Talents & blessings: how much is left to chance? St. Mary - Assumption feast makes for conversation on what to do with fish! Thoughts on the Mars landing. Song: Kilikia by The Beautified Project: http://thebeautified.com/ BBC/Hagopian on Syria: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/wales/atc/atc_20120805-1030a.mp3 BBC Podcasts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/atc Produced by Suzie Shatarev...
Keywords: London Olympics; Grape Blessing; Assumption Feast; talets and blessings; Mars landing
|Secrets for Avoiding the Void - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #115: What's the secret for making a church "work"? Could you bring it down to a word or two? Education? Faith? Commitment? Sincerity? Also in this podcast: Watching the Asteroids, Contributing to Confidence, Reclaiming childhood ideology; Song: “Going Up the Country by Canned Heat”; Ani's Bubbles: “Obstacles in our Path”; Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: Church; Faith; Education; Asteroids; childhood ideology
|Arriving Totally: Theophany to New Media Expo - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #240 - January 10, 2013 - Celebrate with Fr. Vazken as he experiments with his new T-Pain Microphone. "Theophany in overdrive" - a review of the holidays beyond the 140 character count. The total & holistic approach of Armodoxy and how the Spirit moves us and moves within the Church. Loving through Understanding=the In His Shoes philosophy. Returning from New Media Expo, a review of show, technology and Suzie's voice from the back seat of the Mustang! The evolution of the computer - to...
Keywords: New Media Expo; Theophany; Armodoxy; Church; In His Shoes; technology; holistic
|The Prodigal Son (2012) - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on March 4, 2012 - "The Prodigal Son" from Luke 15. On the transforming power of Christ. Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center. Armenian Language begins; English Language begins at minute 11:30. Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible studies, and webcasts to inspire you spiritually.
Keywords: Prodigal Son; sermon; Armenian Church; Luke 15; transforming power of Christ
|From Kings to Humanity - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step with Fr. Vazken #235 - December 6, 2012 - The story of King Apkar in the context of Christ and life today. The WRITINGS of Jesus - to Apkar and the "wish list." Tradition, Scripture and Church. The escalation of violence in Syria and who will mourn the children of war? The Children's Memorial Service. A rock is thrown from Armenia to Turkey and a message comes back. The Annual Christmas Wish List: unlike any other! Ken is back and Suzie's not on strike! Anush's Pomegranate "Glad Tiding...
Keywords: King Apkar; Jesus Christ; Children's Memorial; Scripture; Tradition; Church; Syria; Christmas Wish List
|Post-surgery sermon - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
On the power of Prayer; changing condemnation to salvation and diamonds from coal. Story of the horse who shook it off and climbed up (in Armenian portion). Sermon preached and recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries' Center, Glendale, CA by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on 17 July 2011. Begins with an introduction by Dr. Rev. Zaven Arzoumanian and words of appreciation. English Sermon begins at minute 17:00 Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net,...
Keywords: power of prayer; Armenian Church; post-surgery; sermon
|St. Hripsime - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
One Life Makes a Difference – Recorded LIVE at the Armenian Church Youth Ministries’ Center, Glendale, California, on May 30, 2010. Language: Armenian Series: Sermons from Glendale; Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for epostle.net
Keywords: St. Hripsime; Armenian Church; Sermon
|50 Ways to Leave Your Nightmares - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #103: A look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit in defining the Body of Christ - the Holy Church. It’s Pentecost: Happy Birthday to the Church! Gifts of Grace: Technology and the Armenian Church and the Cupertino years. Sacrificing for others, in an expression of forgiveness. Memorial Day - some die, others work, but all give. It's the sacrifice that makes us who we are. Book Review: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach “Through the Wall of Fire: Armenia—Iraq—Palestine From Wrath to Reconciliat...
Keywords: Holy Spirit; Pentecost; Sacrifice; Muriel Mirak-Weissbach; Through the Wall of Fire: Armenia—Iraq—Palestine From Wrath to Reconciliation
|Prelude to Lent - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
As we approach the Lenten journey, this podcast turns our attention towards Lent. Questions abound. What is it? How do we prepare for it? Why is the curtain around the altar drawn? Why can't we receive communion? And so on... Fr. Vazken answers all of these questions and gives us an explanation of the services that take place during this period. He also touches on the Feast of Ghevontianz and Vartan Mamigonian, but just enough to get our minds thinking.....
Keywords: Lent; Feast; Jesus Christ; Armenian Church; Ghevont Yeretz; Vartan Mamigonian; Charles Darwin; Fr. Vazken Movsesian; Hratch Chilingirian; creation; evolution
|Phenomenon: Believing in the Faith - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #212 - June 28, 2012 - Returning from a trip to Wisconsin, Fr. Vazken explores some of the challenges of a Virtual Church. The Importance of touch, action and empathy in the Christian equation. Interview with Fr. Nareg Keutelian, pastor of St. John the Baptist Armenian Church, on technology, the church and the phenomenon of non-ethnic Armenian Church members. Is this where Armodoxy is headed? In Milwaukee: http://milwaukeearmenians.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/one-sunday-three-priests-a-fa...
Keywords: armenian; Armodoxy; Christian; Fr. Nareg Keutelian; non-ethnic Armenian; technology; Virtual Church
|Firm, Grounded and Established in Love - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #127: On Veterans Day (and the last of the binaries) - reflections on war and tears shed for a special soldier. The godfather marries off his goddaughter – lessons from scripture, from God and being “firm in faith, grounded in hope and established in love.” Godparents listen up – you’re not there to protect, but to push your child toward the ultimate Sacrament of Life. A podcast of a personal nature as Fr...
Keywords: Veterans Day; War; Faith; Hope; Love; Holy Badarak
|Varakah Khatch at 30th Anniversary - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Varakah Khatch - September 30, 2012 - The "Armenian Cross" - Fr. Vazken's sermon on the 30th Anniversary of his ordination, the feast of the Cross of Varak. The story of the Indian Orthodoxy Catholicos and his message of the "Armenian Cross." An important message regarding how to view the crosses of life. Recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church & Youth Ministries' Center in Glendale, California...
Keywords: Varaka khach; Holy Cross; Orthodoxy; Sermon; Armenian Church; Ordination
|The End is Just a Challenge - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #69: Discussion on absolute morals in light of Roman Polanski’s arrest in Zurich. Overlooking rape? How about Genocide? A quick look at end-time "fright" theology and how it alienates people from some of the true strengths of religious thought. Is Jesus the only way? Here’s an explanation that gives Armodoxy its unique flavor. All these topics and some updates on the growth of the In His Shoes movement and the “epostle” ministry...
Keywords: End time fright; Roman Polanski; moral absolutes; Armodoxy; Fr. Vazken; Jesus Christ
|Enough, Eli... - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #223 - September 13, 2012 - Jesus' last words on the Cross - "Eli, Eli Lama Sabactani" are the preface to the Feast of the Holy Cross. An Armodoxy explanation via St. Nersess Shnorhali. Fanning the flames of hatred with religious intolerance throughout the world. In defense of the indefensible? Song: Anahit Nersisian: 10 Piano Pieces by Armenian Composers (http://www.aesa.org/index.php?x=15&y=88) "The Cross" Blind Boys of Alabama: http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Ground-Blind-Boys-Alabama/...
Keywords: Jesus; Feast of Holy Cross; Armodoxy; St. Nersess Shnorhali
|Humility & St. Andrew the First Called - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Two sermons: In Armenian - On the gift of humility as expressed by Jesus Christ; in English (at minute13:05) on St. Andrew, the First Called Disciple. Sermon delivered by Fr. Vazken Movsesian on November 13, 2011 and recorded LIVE at the St. Peter Armenian Church and Youth Ministries Center. Reader: Shahan Der Bedrossian (English sermon begins at minute 13:05) Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for Epostle.net We invite you to explore Epostle.net, where you’ll find similar sermons, podcasts, Bible ...
Keywords: St. Andrew; Humility; Jesus Christ; First Called
|Setting the Oven at New Year - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #187 - January 5, 2012 - Christ is Revealed! It's the Theophany and the Savior arrives at the Nativity, Baptism and everyday in the life of a Christian. A unique Armenian Orthodox understanding of the Revelation of God in this feast. By taking a look at the impact of the "Song of the Three" on the Armenian people, Fr. Vazken explains how the revealed Savior is the cornerstone of relevancy in our world today...
Keywords: Revelation of Christ; Theophany; Nativity; Epiphany; Armenian Orthodox
|Equinox Balance: Ends and Means - Fr. Vazken Movsesian|
Next Step #120: The Autumnal Equinox brings a balance of time and power, one expressed through the “Harvest”moon. Can we find a balance between ends and means, primarily when it comes to soliciting donation for the church? A listener’s comments about the St. Leon Cathedral. And where is the balance of ego-inflation with the goals of the Church and religion? The Salvation Army REFUSES a donation of $100,000? Jethro Tull Plays in Armenia - a small tribute to a band with 40+ years of versatil...
Keywords: Autumnal Equinox; Harvest Moon; St. Leon Cathedral; Salvation Army; Jethro Tull; Armenian Church